Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
IVETE SANGALO IS ON FIRE AT EARTH'S LARGEST PERFORMANCE VENU
RBSProds | Deep in the heart of Texas | 12/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Five BIG Stars!! Absolutely stunning!! Take one of Brazil's biggest selling axé and MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) singers and tape her in front of a wild standing-room-only crowd at the world's largest performance arena, Maracanã Stadium in Rio De Janeiro, and the result is a smokin' live DVD set that is INCENDIARY. The Latin-Grammy winning singer, who rose to fame as the lead singer of axé group 'Banda Eva', is dressed initially in a snug patent-leather jumpsuit and boots, arriving on a motorcycle like Trinity in "The Matrix" movie. The charismatic Ivete, who jump-starts the show with a blistering 15 minute 'tour de force', serves up a whopping 27 clean axé, reggae, and MPB songs with several costume changes. English subtitles reveal the meaning of the Brazilian-Portuguese lyrics. Saulo from 'Banda Eva', Samuel, Alejandro Sanz, Durval Lelys, and others are special guests. She is totally in command of an immense crowd, the magnitude of which most performers will never see.
The show shifts gears near the end and becomes pure magic as Ivete, visibly moved by an audience that knows all of her lyrics, serves up medium tempo sambas, and then hovers over an awestruck audience delivering soulful, sensual ballads like "Deixo". Aided throughout the show by a large musical group, singers, and dancers and a constantly changing special effects screen behind, Ivete is in the perfect venue for her powerful up-tempo delivery, the soft side of her voice, her dancing, and attractive clothing wrapped around what can only be described as a 'killer' body. This is a DVD of a great show delivered to one of the biggest audiences in history by one of Brazil's favorite performers, with meticulous attention to detail, that looks fantastic on a big flat screen TV or even on a computer. The cinematography is excellent. It's all sung completely in Brazilian Portuguese, but the thoughtful multi-language closed-captioning gives us complete translations of what is going on. Kudos to Joana Mazzucchelli the DVD director, Rafael Draqaund the artistic director, and the entire 3000 person crew for pulling this off. My Highest Recommendation. Five HUGE Stars.
"Abalou" (Let's Rock!)
(DVD: NTSC, color; no regional data, but it played on my DVD player and 2 computers; 111:45 total time; Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1, and DTS 5.1 sound; captioning in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French for vocals and conversation, with extras that include an encore, a beautiful studio duet of "Dunas" (Dunes) with Rosa Passos, and extensive touring and "making of" footage. Clean lyrics and performances with very little risque-ness)"
The best show ever
Rudy Verraes | Belgium | 12/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the start till the end,absolutely amazing !!!,Impossible to stand still,the music get's into you and after viewing the DVD,you can still hear it in your mind.Congratulations Ivete and team.Maravilhoso."
Great Brazilian Singer
Luis Ramirez Ruiz | QUERETARO, QUERETARO Mexico | 02/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ivete Sangalo is one of the most powerful Brazilian singers. The Maracana Stadium (one of the biggest of the world) is the perfect scenario for this performance. She invited various artists to sing with her, including the POP star from Spain, Alejandro Sánz and his top 10 hit "Corazón Partío".
It is an excellent concert and an excellent performance by Ivete.
There's no word to describe this DVD
Wilson Moscoso | Santo Domingo R.D. | 06/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best video ever seen in my entire life. It's awesome the way this woman connect her music with people. It's a shame I just can rate it five stars."